Medical billing and coding is becoming an ever popular and expanding field. If this is something you are considering going into, there are numerous options when it comes to schools to attend within Nevada and financial aid to help get you through your classes. However, there are quit a few classes that need to be taken, but the starting pay and salary is something to consider as well.
What Is A Medical Billing and Coding Job?
The job itself is the handling of medical related tasks within any doctor’s office or hospital. The job requires filing of medical forms, filling out and filing of claim forms, updating patient files and data, set up admissions to hospitals and schedule medical testing. Also, billing is done and bookkeeping is required for the office or facility that they are working for. However, aside from these duties, many offices require that they do all general clerical and offices duties too.
Starting Pay and Salary
The countries average pay for a medical billing and coding jobs is $33,310. With work experience and proper certification a Nevada medical billing and coding specialist can earn a median annual salary of $33,750 – just slightly above national average. The top ten percent of Nevadan coders earn approximately $55,960 a year though this can vary depending on what city/county you are working in. (Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.)
The training to become a medical biller and coder is both a combination of classes and certifications, as well as on the job training. The courses required are medical terminology, anatomy, first aid, pharmaceutical procedures, health. However, there will also be classes in office procedures, medical law, medical ethics and patient doctor relations. Furthermore, you may also be required to do an internship at a facility.
Financial Aid Available to Those Who Qualify
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Each college usually has its own financial aid department and they are more than happy to help you get the information you need and complete the necessary forms.
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